Is Ridley Scott worried about filming his new movie 'Prometheus' at the foot of Iceland's active Hekla volcano?

Not at all. "If one is afraid of nature in this profession then it would be best to find a different job," the director told reporters in central Reykjavik before heading off to begin filming. He said he's not losing any sleep over the ominous -- and erroneous -- news reports that the volcano was about to blow.

Why Iceland? "It is possible to find similar landscapes elsewhere in the world," Scott explained. "But here it is so rough and 'Jurassic-like,' and that proved decisive. Iceland is a massively beautiful country."

Filming began today for the sci-fi epic, which stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Noomi Rapace. Besides the volcano backdrop, the production will also be filming at the Dettifoss waterfall, according to local media reports.
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